Anyway, Justice Roberts voted this week both to uphold Obamacare and to strike down three of four provisions in the controversial Arizona immigration law while allowing the “your papers please” provision to stand.
Justice Kennedy did not vote to uphold Obamacare, though he is another example of a Republican appointed Supreme Court Justice who doesn’t follow the script.
My point isn’t that I think Republican appointed justices should follow the neoconservative platform, my point is merely that many people believe that we simply must vote for Romney because he will give us more conservative justices than Obama. That may be true as far as it goes, but the so-called conservatives can’t always be counted on to toe the party line, nor do I even want them to in many cases. The “papers please” provision in the Arizona law is one such case in which the conservative decision is the one that puts the government in the driver seat at the expense of the individual.
But even worse, Obamacare represents the tipping point for this nation both economically and politically–once that is implemented fully, the government will represent more than half the economy and no return to small government will be possible as the majority of voters’ interests will then be squarely aligned with big government’s.
This has been a bad week for the individual, but perhaps a good week for Romney as anti-Obama fever’s latest flare-up might actually get otherwise disgusted voters to the polls in November–not that it’ll make much of a difference in the long run.
We’ll talk about both issues on this week’s show. Tune in Sunday 1pm-3pm ET on News/Talk WSB 750AM, 95.5FM in Atlanta and online right here.